The huge influx of Red Crab has been all over the news lately and the local waters are getting warm reading around 68 – 70 at TPO buoy today. Following the crab up from Mexico are big schools of yellowtail and both bluefin and yellowfin tuna. The tuna have been seen a few miles off the coast feeding at times, but the bite is a ‘slow pick’ at best.
A couple days out on the water on my kayak have proven that this is a ‘different year’. Targeting yellowtail seems to be working near the canyon, and some seabass have made the occasional appearance. I will adjust the game plan and maybe see some exotics through the summer and fall.
And, maybe we will get the predicted El Nino and some much needed rainfall this winter.